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Return visit to this lovely place in Llanrwst .Wales

Bit earlier than last time but autumn seems to be bit earlier also this year !

I had an early morning tea yesterday when no one else was around. Apparently, the dining room wasn't quite prepared for customers because the flowers on each table appeared to be a few days old. I found my vase of flowers charming enough to photograph, though.

amsterdam-red light district-coffeeshop

 

in the Netherlands drink your coffee and eat your apple pie with cream in a tearoom and in a coffeeshop you smoke a joint ......

Leasowe Lighthouse was built in 1763 by Liverpool Corporation's Docks Committee and is the oldest brick-built lighthouse in Britain.

The lighthouse was operational until 14 July 1908 with the only known female lighthouse keeper in those days, a Mrs. Williams. It then became a tearoom for a period, but was unused before 1989, since when it has been the base for the ranger service of the North Wirral Coastal Park. The building houses a visitor centre and is occasionally open to the public.

(Wikipedia)

  

Lovely little place: Inside, their are many pictures taken at the time of the great flood of 2004, which destroyed a lot of the area...the tearooms themselves were submerged.

They also serve coffee here,for those who are not real English... :-)

 

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afternoon tea :)

Last in a triple set of pictures featuring this wonderful place in North Wales ..

 

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The photograph which participated in Tokyo photograph month of 2007, 1,000 photographs exhibition "my this one piece"

 

The photograph which I took with another camera

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Situated in the south west of Britain Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.

Several areas of the moor have been declared Sites of Special Scientific Interest due to the flora and fauna. This title earns the site some legal protection from development, damage and neglect. In 1993 Exmoor was also designated an Environmental Sensitive Area.

 

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Situated in the south west of Britain Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.

Several areas of the moor have been declared Sites of Special Scientific Interest due to the flora and fauna. This title earns the site some legal protection from development, damage and neglect. In 1993 Exmoor was also designated an Environmental Sensitive Area.

 

Thank you for looking at my photographs and for any comments it is much appreciated

 

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Leasowe Lighthouse was built in 1763 by Liverpool Corporation's Docks Committee (the forerunner of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board) and is the oldest brick-built lighthouse in Britain. According to local tradition its foundations were built on bales of cotton from a nearby shipwreck. Around 1763, William Hutchinson installed what may have been the first parabolic reflector in a lighthouse. The lighthouse was one of four lights on the North Wirral foreshore, the others being two at Hoylake and another - a lower light - at Leasowe. The latter was soon destroyed by the sea and was replaced by a lighthouse on Bidston Hill in 1771.

 

The lighthouse was operational until 14 July 1908, with the only known female lighthouse keeper in those days, a Mrs. Williams. It then became a tearoom for a period, but was unused before 1989, since when it has been the base for the ranger service of the North Wirral Coastal Park. The building houses a visitor centre and is occasionally open to the public.

Happy Sliders Sunday

 

Texture by Paree Erica, many thanks.

  

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The sea was wild yesterday all along the north coast and nowhere more so than at Ballintoy where the tearoom looked as if it were in danger of being washed away. Those high outcrops of rocks that act as a kind of reef and the seawalls though are more than enough to withstand the most powerful of breakers. It means that it is a great place to watch the might of the Atlantic waves.

 

I did take a video yesterday and spent ages downloading it onto Flickr but it seems that all none of the videos I put on Flickr now can be played in HD and appear to be in slow motion and are jerky (for want of a better word). Shame, as the video really shows the dramatic power of the sea. I wonder if anyone else has had problems with the quality of downloaded videos.

Inspired by Beatrix Potter illustrations

Het Vinne is a private woodland estate open to the public, located 3 km from the town of [zoutleeuw]. If features footpaths, a playground, farm animals, a picnic area, a fitness route, bicycle rentals, and a tearoom.

Title: "I Smell Trouble in the Kitchen"

 

Items Featured:

- Piglets from OhMai

- Board games from Second Spaces

- Radio from StandByInc

- Tearoom items from Apple Fall

- Typewriter from Floorplan

- Surfboards from Tabloid & Ma Vie

- Kaelyn Alecto's skin from Glam Affair

- Poetry books from Scarlet

I'm giving poor Stephen a break and making fun of me this time lol. This is my distorted reflection in the window of Betty's Tearoom in York :-))

Hen adeilad sydd bellach yn ystafell de yn Llanrwst. Old building which is now a tearoom at Llanrwst

Godshill - Isle of Wight - United Kingdom

Tu Hwnt i’r Bont (Beyond the Bridge) was built in 1480 as a residential dwelling but has been a tearoom for over 50 years.

Standing proud as the only cafe in a remote island in the Outer Hebrides, this family owned and run cafe gave me a delightful luncheon experience. And no, that is not a painting on the wall but a window!

There is the most enchanting courtyard cafe on Wharfstreet in Port Alfred. These are the oldest buildings in PA. You can sit and have tea of coffee here looking up and over the roof into the natural bush behind the building. Also washing.

SOUTER POINT LIGHTHOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1871 TO THE DESIGN OF SIR JAMES DOUGLAS AND BECAME THE FIRST PURPOSE BUILT LIGHTHOUSE IN THE WORLD TO USE ELECTRICITY AND AN ALTERNATING CURRENT AS ITS LIGHT SOURCE. ALTHOUGH CALLED 'SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE', IT IS ACTUALLY BUILT ON LIZARD POINT. THE ORIGINAL IDEA WAS TO BUILD A LIGHTHOUSE ON SOUTER POINT (WHICH IS FURTHER SOUTH) BUT LIZARD POINT WAS CHOSEN INSTEAD AS THE CLIFFS THERE WERE HIGHER, SO THE LIGHT'S RANGE WAS GREATER. BECAUSE A LIGHT EXISTS AT LIZARD POINT IN CORNWALL, IT WAS FELT THAT THE BEST WAY TO AVOID CONFUSION WAS TO NAME THIS LIGHTHOUSE AFTER THE ORIGINAL SITE CHOSEN FOR CONSTRUCTION. SOMETIMES THE LIGHTHOSE IS ALSO REFFERED TO AS MARSDEN LIGHTHOUSE, AFTER THE ONCE NEARBY VILLAGE, WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED IN THE 1960'S DUE TO EROSION OF THE CLIFFS.

THE TOWER CONTAINED TWO LIGHTS - THE MAIN WHITE LIGHT WAS VISIBLE FOR 26 NAUTICAL MILES, WHILST A SMALLER RED SECTOR FURTHER DOWN MARKED A NEARBY HEADLAND. THE LIGHT WAS ORIGINALLY, PROVIDED BY A CARBON ARC LAMP, WHICH HAD A POWER EQUAL TO 800,000 CANDLES. AT THE TIME, IT WAS THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTHOUSE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. THE THEN MASTER OF TRINITY HOUSE, SIR FREDRICK ARROW STATED THAT 'NO LIGHTHOUSE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD WOULD BARE COMPARISON WITH IT' THE ARC LAMP WAS LATER UPDATED TO FILAMENT BULB, WHICH REMAINED UP-TILL DISCONTINUATION OF THE LIGHT. A FIXED RED SECTOR LIGHT WAS ALSO DISPLAYED, FROM LOWER DOWN IN THE TOWER, TO MARK AN OFFSHORE SAND BANK. THE STATION CONSISTS OF A RED AND WHITE PAINTED LIGHT TOWER, A LARGE GROUP OF KEEPERS HOUSES (WHICH NOW SERVE AS A TEAROOM, MUSEUM AND HOLIDAY LETS), THE ENGINE ROOM AND A DIAPHONE FOG SIGNAL, ALL OF WHICH ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE LIGHT ITSELF WAS ORIGINALLY A CARBON ARC LAMP, POWERED BY TWO OF PROFESSOR FREDRICK HOLMES' ELECTRO-MAGNETIC GENERATORS (ONE OF WHICH IS NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM IN LONDON)

THE LIGHT WAS TURNED OFF IN 1988 BUT REMAINED UNDER CONTROL OF TRINITY HOUSE UNTIL 1990, AS THE SITE STILL HOUSED A RADAR BEACON. AS A RESULT, THE STATION WAS NEVER AUTOMATED AND IS LARGELY IN ITS ORIGINAL STATE. THE ONLY MAJOR CHANGES OVER THE YEARS BEING THE ADDITION OF A LARGER LANTERN, TO CONTAIN A MUCH LARGER AND MORE POWERFUL BIFORMAL LENS, CHANGES IN THE LIGHTING AND POWER APARATUS AND DIFFERENT, RECTANGULAR HORNS INSTALLED ON THE FOGSIGNAL BUILDING (RATHER THAN THE USUAL OVAL SHAPED HORNS).

 

A life line to walkers for supplies ( and an evening meal between 6 and 8 pm ) Set in the Yorkshire Dales , Buckden .

Thanks to Brenda Clarke for the great texture !!

As we were driving around North Wales, I started noticing that the Autumn colours were really starting to show, a bit of a panic about whether or not they will be gone by my Holiday in October! But rather than view the negative I recalled a shot I wanted to get, with the red vines on the Tu Hwnt Ir Bont tearoom, as it was only about 4 miles from where we were, it was ideal.

 

So here is that cliche shot of Llanwrst bridge that everyone takes.

Alas the light was appalling when taking this, the sun was having a bit of a snooze behind a cloud this bank holiday weekend.

Lacock Village, Wiltshire, England.

Pooley Bridge was occupied by the Roman’s who built a clay banked canal system to bring iron ore from the fell down to the river Eamont. This was then transported 6 miles down river to be smelted.

 

Pooley Bridge held a fish market since the 1100’s, the village was known until 1764 as “Powley“, which meant pool by the hill. In 1764 the current three arch bridge was completed and since then the village became known as Pooley Bridge.

In the tearoom we have a map which is dated 1687 which shows part of Granny Dowbekin’s:tm: property in existence. We have been able to trace every transaction for the property since then to present day, thanks to the endeavours of John Towler, the owner in the 1980’s. The property was until the early 1900’s a blacksmith’s workshop, until 1904 when the bay window was completed by the housekeepers of Leeming House Hotel who lived on the premises. From 1904 the site has served cream tea’s and originally hired out rowing boats from the river bank.

 

Since then it has always been a tea room, and from the 1930’s to 1998 offered accommodation also. In 2000 the Hindle family from Blackburn purchased the property. We were inspired by our Great Grandmother Sarah Dowbekin whose original recipe book we still have on the premises, and decided to rename the tearoom as Granny Dowbekin’s:tm:. In 2001 we made the tea garden safer and better by landscaping and paving it, making it a firm favourite in the area, and visited now by 30,000 people per annum.

 

The name Dowbekin originates from a hamlet just outside of Sedbergh called Dowbiggin, the family tree can be traced back to 1487.

 

Hopetoun Tearooms

Collins St. Melbourne

Zenit e Kodak Colorplus 200 Film

I do not take any credit for these photos.

these were all took by my lovely friend Laura Johansen.

edited and recoloured by Midnight Tea Parties

Cambridge University Library. I could sit at the UL all day. In the Tea Room:-))

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Apologies to Monica (JadePhotography), my original title was 'Tea?'

 

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